Leighton Moss today

imageTrying to identify small birds among leafy trees is entirely different from watching waders in winter. For one thing, the waders stand still! Today I saw a browny singy thing amongst the reeds and a little fluffy thing in a tree. No more information available.

I also saw a woodpecker, a thrush, a tree-creeper (how well their back feathers resemble the texture of bark), a heron . . . and an otter! Here is its tail:


Just wandering around amongst the trees and the wildflowers was pleasure enough, so the otter was a bonus. The best part was when it caught something to eat, grasped it in its paws, rolled over onto its back and ate it then and there.

The heron: now you see it, now you don’t:


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